Author: perseus54321

  • Why is Manga Better Than Anime?

    I started writing this essay a few months back, under the title Why I Love Manga, as something of a love letter to the medium. I’d have kept the name, but you know, rage-clicks pay the bills, so here we are. Kidding…mostly. The title’s only a little bit clickbait! Whenever I have a second to […]

  • Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0: You Can (Not) Romance

    I’m going to be spoiling most of the Rebuild films, End of Eva, and NGE here, so just be warned for that. I haven’t talked about Evangelion since I praised the Rebuild series for fixing so many of my problems with the original Neon Genesis Evangelion (and you can read that here). Since writing that […]

  • Horimiya is STILL the Best Rom Com

    It’s been quite some time since I last talked about Horimiya, in a way. Last year around this time, I lauded the anime adaptation’s ability to trim the excess and give itself a breakneck pace that separates it apart from other romance anime. However, in another, truer sense, I also talked about Horimiya in January, […]

  • The Seasonal Anime Round-Up: Spring 2022

    You might be wondering what the heck is going on. I mean, I’ve reviewed anime like clockwork ever since I started writing this blog in October of 2020. My consistency is a point of pride, actually, so I don’t change my approach lightly. I’ve just grown dissatisfied with the way I was publishing my reviews. […]

  • Scum’s Wish is Actually a Masterpiece

    I don’t know if this is a hot take. I asked on Twitter, and the mixed results I received leave me just as confused as when I started. I generally pride myself for keeping a finger on the pulse of anime discourse, but I’ve heard surprisingly little about Scum’s Wish. I don’t usually refer to […]

  • Is Fruits Basket Overrated?

    I understand that I am pushing my luck here. When I rip into Evangelion or Death Note, I am spared by the fact that those shows have a fair number of detractors. Mushoku Tensei is controversial, to say the least, so the ratio of comments agreeing with my points is about 1:1 with comments telling […]

  • What Makes The Best Anime Protagonist?

    Last year, I wrote an essay on Lelouch, explaining how Code Geass created what I believe to be the best protagonist in anime, and I got a fair amount of disagreement from peers and readers. I mean, it’s a subjective question, but any time I’m confronted by our nature to needlessly debate that which is […]

  • Shield Hero is the Perfect Isekai

    It’s been a minute since I’ve talked about The Rising of the Shield Hero, and that’s a shame. It’s one of my favorite isekai from the last few years, and considering how big the genre is, that’s no mean feat. It’s not as challenging or deep as something like Re: Zero, but Shield Hero isn’t […]

  • My Dress Up Darling Proves Horny CAN be Wholesome

    My lack of interest in ecchi anime is well-documented. Generally, the more an anime goes out of their way to be titillating, the less invested I am. How Not to Summon a Demon Lord bored me to tears, while I watched High School DxD for the plot, and I do mean the plot. Food Wars: […]

  • Triangle Strategy: A Lesson in Disappointment

    I have a love/hate relationship with tactical RPGs. Fire Emblem Three Houses is one of my favorite games, which a lot of fans of both the franchise and the genre would tell you means I’m more a fan of dating sims than I am of strategy games. In my humble opinion, the two aren’t mutually […]

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